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  • August 2013 CORPORATE PRESENTATION W W W . R O M A R C O . C O M
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R 2     The  informa-on  in  this  document  has  been  prepared  as  of  March  13,  2012.  Certain  statements  contained  in  this  document  cons-tute  “forward-­‐looking  statements”   within  the  meaning  of  the  United  States  Private  Securi-es  Li-ga-on  Reform  Act  of  1995  and  forward  looking  informa-on  under  the  provisions  of  Canadian  provincial   securi-es  laws.  When  used  in  this  document,  the  words  “an-cipate”,  “expect”,  “es-mate”,  “forecast”,  “will”,  “planned”,  and  similar  expressions  are  intended  to   iden-fy  forward-­‐looking  statements  or  informa-on.     Specifically,  this  presenta-on  contains  forward  looking  statements  regarding  the  results  and  projec-ons  contained  in  the  March  13,  2012  technical  report  of  the     Haile  Gold  project,  including  the  expected  mine  life,  recovery,  capital  costs,  cash  opera-ng  costs  and  other  costs  and  an-cipated  produc-on  of  the  described  open   pit  mine,  the  projected  internal  rate  of  return,  the  projected  payback  period,  the  availability  of  capital  for  development,  sensi-vity  to  metal  prices,  ore  grade,  the   reserve  and  resource  es-mates  on  the  project,  the  financial  analysis,  the  -ming  for  comple-on  of  the  revised  feasibility  study  on  the    Haile  Gold    project,    the  -ming   and  amount  of  future  produc-on,  the  -ming  of  construc-on  of  the  proposed  mine  and  process  facili-es,  capital  and  opera-ng  expenditures,  the  -ming  of  the   receipt    of  permits,  rights  and  authoriza-ons,  communica-ons  with  local  stakeholders  and  community  rela-ons,  availability  of  financing  and  any  and  all  other  -ming,   development,  opera-onal,  financial,  economic,  legal,  regulatory  and  poli-cal  factors  that  may  influence  future  events  or  condi-ons  and  expected  drilling  ac-vi-es.     In  addi-on,  this  presenta-on  also  contains  updated  resource  es-mates  contained  in  the  March  13,  2012  technical  reports.     Scien-fic  and  technical  informa-on  referred  herein  has  been  extracted  from  and  are  hereby  qualified  in  their  en-rety  by  reference  to  the  aforemen-oned  technical   reports  (“Technical  Reports”).    Joshua  Snider,  P.E.,  Thomas  L.  Drielick,  P.E.,  Lee  “Pat”  Gochnour,  M.M.S.A.,  John  Marek,  P.E.  and  Derek  Wiwer,  P.E.  are  responsible   for  preparing  the  Technical  Reports.    Each  of  the  above  referenced  persons  is  a  “qualified  person”  as  defined  in  Na-onal  Instrument  43-­‐101  —  Standards  of   Disclosure  for  Mineral  Projects.     Such  forward-­‐looking  statements  are  based  on  a  number  of  material  factors  and  assump-ons,  including,  but  not  limited  in  any  manner,  those  disclosed  in  any   another  of  Romarco’s  public  filings,  and  include  the  ul-mate  determina-on  of  mineral  reserves  and  resources,  availability  and  final  receipt  of  required  approvals,   licenses  and  permits,  sufficient  working  capital  to  develop  and  operate  the  proposed  mine,  access  to  adequate  services  and  supplies,  economic  condi-ons,   commodity  prices,  foreign  currency  exchange  rates,  interest  rates,  access  to  capital  and  debt  markets  and  associated  cost  of  funds,  availability  of  a  qualified  work   force,  lack  of  social  opposi-on  and  legal  challenges,  and  the  ul-mate  ability  to  mine,  process  and  sell  mineral  products  on  economically  favorable  terms.  While   Romarco  considers  these  assump-ons  to  be  reasonable  based  on  informa-on  currently  available  to  it,  they  may  prove  to  be  incorrect.  Actual  results  may  vary  from   such  forward-­‐looking  informa-on  for  a  variety  of  reasons,  including  but  not  limited  to  risks  and  uncertain-es  disclosed  in  other  Romarco  filings  at  www.sedar.com.   Forward-­‐looking  statements  are  based  upon  management’s  beliefs,  es-mate  and  opinions  on  the  date  the  statements  are  made  and,  other  than  as  required  by  law,   Romarco  does  not  intend,  and  undertakes  no  obliga-on  to  update  any  forward-­‐looking  informa-on  to  reflect,  among  other  things,  new  informa-on  or  future  events       Cau-onary  Note  to  United  States  Investors  Concerning  Es-mates  of  Measured,  Indicated  and  Inferred  Resources:   Certain  tables  may  use  the  terms  “Measured”,  “Indicated”  and  “Inferred”  Resources.  United  States  investors  are  advised  that  while  such  terms  are  recognized  and   required  by  Canadian  regula-ons,  however,  the  United  States  Securi-es  and  Exchange  Commission  does  not  recognize  them.  “Inferred  Mineral  Resources”  have  a   great  amount  of  uncertainty  as  to  their  existence,  and  as  to  their  economic  and  legal  feasibility.  It  cannot  be  assumed  that  all  or  any  part  of  an  Inferred  Mineral   Resource  will  ever  be  upgraded  to  a  higher  category.  Under  Canadian  rules,  es-mates  of  Inferred  Mineral  Resources  may  not  form  the  basis  of  feasibility  or  other   economic  studies.  United  States  investors  are  cau-oned  not  to  assume  that  all  or  any  part  of  Measured  or  Indicated  Mineral  Resources  will  ever  be  converted  into   Mineral  Reserves.  United  States  investors  are  also  cau-oned  not  to  assume  that  all  or  any  part  of  a  Mineral  Resource  is  economically  or  legally  mineable.     All  figures  are  US$  unless  otherwise  indicated       Cautionary Statement
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R Proven gold mine development, finance, permitting and operations experience Romarco has the team in place to bring Haile into production Experienced Board of Directors Strong Management &TechnicalTeam Leendert Krol, Chairman §  Former Newmont Diane R. Garrett §  Former Dayton Mining, US Global Investors James R.Arnold §  Former Freeport, Gold Fields – Richards Award Winner Don MacDonald §  CFO KGHM International (formerly QuadraFNX), former NovaGold, DeBeers, Dayton Mining John Marsden §  Consultant, former Freeport – Richards Award Winner Patrick Michaels §  Portfolio Manager – Zuri-invest, Switzerland Gary A. Sugar §  Former RBC Capital Markets Robert van Doorn §  Former Mundoro, Rio Narcea, Morgan Stanley Diane R. Garrett, Ph.D., President & CEO §  Former Dayton Mining, US Global Investors James R.Arnold, Sr.VP, COO §  Former Freeport, Gold Fields – Richards Award Winner Stan Rideout, Sr.VP, CFO §  Former Phelps Dodge DavidThomas, VP, General Manager James Berry, Chief Geologist & Regional Exploration Manager §  Former Barrick Brent Anderson, Mine Manager §  Former Quadra, Freeport Mike Gleason, Construction Manager §  Former Freeport Jim Wickens, Process Manager §  Former Barrick Johnny Pappas, Director of Environmental Affairs §  Former Freeport Ramona Schneider, Environmental Manager §  Former Kinross Dan Symons, Vice President, Investor Relations §  Former Renmark Financial STRONG BOARD, MANAGEMENT & TECHNICAL TEAM 3  
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R 4   Current Status – Haile Gold Mine u Currently in EIS Permitting process u 2012 detailed engineering goal met •  Over 75% complete u Continuous review of mine plan, alternatives, expansion studies, underground review u ~$40M in cash (at June 30, 2013) u Strong institutional support u Permitted, built and accredited assay lab on schedule and under budget
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R 5   Haile checks all the right boxes ü Location ü Private Land ü No royalty ü Low operating cost ü Low capital cost ü High grade ü World class orebody ü Operating team in place ü 76% detailed engineering complete ü Solid cash position ü Strong institutional shareholder base Permits Fully Financed Production CAROLINA SLATE BELT Tennessee Kentucky WestVirginia North Carolina Georgia South Carolina Buzzard Elm Hickory Ironwood Bayberry Locust Russell Mine Reed Mine Howie Mine Brewer Mine Ridgeway Mine Dorn Mine Bante Mine Tathom Mine Columbia Mine Magruder Mine Haile Mine
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R •  404 Wetlands Permit only •  USACE is sole deciding regulatory body •  All other agencies are cooperating or commenting agencies only – EPA, US Fish and Wildlife, Catawba Nation, DHEC, SCDNR etc. •  401 Water Quality Certification •  Mine Operating Permit •  Air Quality Permit •  NPDES Permit •  Others Federal – USACE* State – DHEC** * US Army Corps of Engineers ** South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control HGM PERMITTING 6  
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R Record  of  Decision  (ROD)  on  404  Wetlands  permit   Final  EIS  publica>on  –  July  2014   DraD  EIS  Public  Hearing  –  April  2014   DraD  EIS  publica>on  –  March  2014   Community  Mee>ng  –  August  20,  2013   Prepara>on  of  DraD  EIS   Alterna>ves  Analysis  Publica>on  –  August  5,  2013   Scoping  Comment  Period  Closed  –  Nov.  28,  2011   Public  Scoping  Mee>ng  –  Oct.  27,  2011   30  day  no>ce  period   No>ce  of  Intent  Federal  Register  –  Sept.  23,  2011   Contractor  (3rd  Party)  Selec>on  –  Sept.  2,  2011  (announced  Sept.  26,  2011)þ þ þ þ þ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT PROCESS 7   CURRENT STAGE 45 DAY NOTICE PERIOD 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD MINIMUM 30 DAY PERIOD þ
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R AERIAL OF HAILE 8  
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R 2 0 0 8 RESOURCE GROWTH 9   PLANVIEW CHAMPION SMALL SOUTH PIT LEDBETTER SNAKE HAILE LONG SECTION
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R PLANVIEW 2 0 0 9 10   RESOURCE GROWTH CHAMPION SMALL SOUTH PIT LEDBETTER SNAKE HAILE LONG SECTION
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R PLANVIEW 2 0 1 0 11   HORSESHOE CHAMPION SMALL SOUTH PIT LEDBETTER SNAKE HAILE LONG SECTION RESOURCE GROWTH
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R 12   RESOURCE GROWTH At year end 2011 2 0 1 1 2010 GOLD MINERALIZATION 2011 GOLD MINERALIZATION GROWTH HAILE LONG SECTION PLANVIEW HORSESHOE PALOMINO MUSTANG CHAMPION SMALL SOUTH PIT LEDBETTER SNAKE
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R HORSESHOE PALOMINO MUSTANG CHAMPION SMALL SOUTH PIT LEDBETTER SNAKE 3.5 km 274 m 610 m DEPTH(m) HAILE GOLD MINE FEASIBILITY STUDY HIGHLIGHTS 13   u  Feasibility Study does not include deep mineralization: Ø  Horseshoe, Mustang, Palomino and Snake Deep deposits
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R RESOURCES & RESERVES 14   OPEN PIT & UNDERGROUND MEASURED + INDICATED RESOURCES AT US$1,200 GOLD (1) METRIC TONNES (000s) g/t CONTAINED oz Au (000s) MEASURED 36,894 1.79 2,125 INDICATED 34,277 1.74 1,914 MEASURED + INDICATED 71,171 1.77 4,039 INFERRED 20,125 1.24 801 RESERVES AT US$950 GOLD (1) METRIC TONNES (000s) g/t CONTAINED oz Au (000s) PROVEN RESERVE 19,592 2.19 1,382 PROBABLE RESERVE 10,917 1.82 636 PROVEN & PROBABLE RESERVE 30,509 2.06 2,018 (1)  From March 13, 2012Technical Report filed on www.sedar.com on March 19, 2012 2011 2010
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R PLANT SITE – HAILE GOLD MINE 15   CRUSHER SAG BALL MILL FLOT FINE GRIND CARBON STRIP REFINERY CIL CN DESTRUCT MINE SHOP MILL SHOP REAGENT WATER TREATMENT ADMIN
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R EQUIPMENT ~ 1/3 CONSTRUCTION ~ 1/3 OTHER ~ 1/3 TOTAL PROJECT $320M •  +75% of equipment is locked in •  Mills, haul trucks, shovels, loaders delivered in SC •  Updated commodity pricing •  $30 million in contingency •  $17 million for inflation Component of CAPEX $320 million Capital Costs CAPITAL COSTS BREAKDOWN 16  
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R EQUIPMENT 17  
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R LOW CAPITAL COSTS 18   u  Excellent existing infrastructure at Haile u  Not building local/regional Ø  Power plant Ø  Dams for water supplies Ø  Many kilometers of roads Ø  Employee camp u  Constructing plant, buildings, tailings dam only
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R FINANCING ALTERNATIVES 19   u  Funding sources u  Debt – targeting ~40-60% Ø  Project Financing Ø  Leasing Ø  Convertible Ø  High yield u  Equipment lease u  Other : Ø  Equity Ø  Royalty stream Ø  Forward sale Ø  Strategic Investor
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R BlackRock SunValley Gold Van Eck Franklin Templeton Investments Oppenheimer Funds Colonial First State Norges Toqueville J.P. Morgan Fidelity TD Baker Steel Sprott DeGroof Banque Gamco Investors Inc. 70% Institutional Ownership 20   TOP15SHAREHOLDERS OF OUR SHARES ARE INSTITUTIONALLY OWNED
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R TARGET PRICE Cormark $1.25 Euro Pacific $0.90 NBF $0.85 Paradigm $0.75 RBC $0.75 BMO $0.50 ANALYST COVERAGE 21  
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R Exchange/ Symbol TSX:R Share Price(1) C$0.47 Shares Outstanding (Basic) 585.5M FD Shares Outstanding (TSM)(2) 586.0M Market Capitalization(1) C$275M 52 Week High / Low(1) C$1.40 / C$.305 Cash Balance (June 30, 2013) ~US$40M (1) As at close on June 28, 2013 (2) Includes 0.5M “in-the-money” options at an average strike price of C$0.17 as of June 28, 2013 Capitalization Summary CAPITAL STRUCTURE 22  
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R Last Time the MARKET CAP was Below $250M 23   •  Increased M&I resource 186% •  Discovered Horseshoe zone •  62.5m of 9. 6 g/t •  Discovered high grade at Mill zone •  30.1m of 16.1 g/t •  Discovered Mustang zone •  117m of 5.5 g/t •  Discovered Palomino zone •  70.1m of 5.5 g/t •  Established OperatingTeam •  Completed Positive Feasibility Study •  Submitted permit applications •  Secured key long-lead equipment August 12, 2009 Since
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R ROMARCO Value at $0.47 share price 24   Cash (1) = $0.07 per share LandValue (1) = $0.14 per share Equipment (1) = $0.055 per share = $0.265 per share or $155 million (1) June 30, 2013 book values per share
  • WWW.ROMARCO.COMTSX:R ROMARCO Value at $0.47 share price 25   June 30, 2013 share price = $0.47 - $0.265 (cash, land & equipment) $0.205 or $120 million •  4.0 million ounces M&I @ 1.77 g/t •  801,000 inferred ounces @ 1.24 g/t •  Positive Bankable Feasibility Study •  Progress on Permits •  Operating Team in place $0.205 or $120M
  • W W W . R O M A R C O . C O M 70 University Avenue Suite 1410 Toronto, Ontario M5J 2M4 Tel: 416.367.5500 Fax: 416.367.5505 Email: info@romarco.com Dan Symons Vice President, Investor Relations dsymons@romarco.com CONTACT INFORMATION